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    Beerbelly, If you are going to grow your blueberries in containers, I would recommend shopping for your blueberries at a local plant nursery, garden center or farm supply co-operative. They tend to have better quality plants than the big box stores and larger plants than mail order. Plus, you will get all the advice and information you'll need for selecting the best varieties and for growing your blueberries in containers.

    In addition to the few plants in the ground, I have a Pink Lemonade Blueberry bush growing in a container on the patio. The blueberries are pink. It hasn't produced as many blueberries as my others but it is fun to have the pink berry color.

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    What wonderful advice! And thank you for remembering that I have a container garden. (I feel like small potatoes with the all-star gardeners on this thread). Going to a nursery sounds like so much fun!

    I have never even heard of the blue berry! I love the color! Can you eat the berries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
    What wonderful advice! And thank you for remembering that I have a container garden. (I feel like small potatoes with the all-star gardeners on this thread). Going to a nursery sounds like so much fun!

    I have never even heard of the blue berry! I love the color! Can you eat the berries?
    It is a matter of what you know. I can grow well in the ground, but have horrible luck with containers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
    What wonderful advice! And thank you for remembering that I have a container garden. (I feel like small potatoes with the all-star gardeners on this thread). Going to a nursery sounds like so much fun!

    I have never even heard of the blue berry! I love the color! Can you eat the berries?
    You are are no small potatoes! I'm always impressed with your container gardening skills.
    Yes, You can eat the blueberry's. The fact that they are pink but still taste like a blue, blueberry is what blows my mine.
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    That sounds like so much fun!

    Thank you so much! I must say, each year I get better with my garden. It has brought me so much joy!
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    Bought some starter trays yesterday so I guess I will be doing that this weekend. Not sure which plants I will be starting indoors yet. I have a problem hardening off tomatoes so it won't be them.
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    I've been in denial that winter might end some day (a friend in Maine has more than 5 feet of snow in her backyard). Finally ordered seeds this morning, from Pinetree Garden Seeds and Tomato Growers. Goldgelber purslane (really loved this one last year but invasive!), Sweet Chelsea cherry tomatoes (my longtime favorite), Diva and Picolino cucumbers (I'm hoping they really are at least somewhat mildew resistant), Scarlet kale, and catnip. I'll start everything inside except the cucumbers. Later I'll buy Italian parsley and basil plants. I used to grow a lot more but with so many farmers markets in the area now it isn't worth the effort to me.

    Pinetree is located in Maine and warning customers that shipments will be substantially delayed because of the accumulated snow, LOL.

    I've also been late in collecting step-up transplant pots for the tomato seedlings - quart and half gallon milk cartons. Bottoms up!
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    Buying the lot next door. Gotta figure what edibles I can grow in the shade......sure I have plenty of sun on the rest of my property, but I am always up for a challenge.
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    I'm curious what people say. My terrace is South facing so I get a lot of sun. However the shade loving plants that thrive would be basil and sage.
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    I think of basil and sage doing best in full sun. Parsley doesn't need so much sun.

    beerbelly, are you going to order blueberry bushes??
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